Greg Gopman has a very fitting name. The University of Florida grad and founder of the now-defunct Weekend Gator bus service moved to San Francisco in September 2011 to form a startup, AngelHack. After two years, the wannabe entrepreneur is apparently still appalled by the homeless population there. Gopman, who hails from Aventura, recently posted a Facebook diatribe about the "degenerates" who live in the City by the Bay.
|Gopman poses with Mark Zuckerberg. His startup is sponsored by Facebook.|
"Just got back to SF. I've traveled around the world and I gotta say there is nothing more grotesque than walking down market st in San Francisco," the 29-year-old wrote on Tuesday. "Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash I have no clue. Each time I pass it my love affair with SF dies a little."
When his insensitivity was called into question by national media outlets such as Slate and the Daily Mail, and after the Huffington Post wrote that it "may be the biggest social media blunder of 2013," Gopman took down his rant. On Wednesday, he posted an apology that wasn't well received by all.More »